How Can We Help Loved Ones With Mental Illness?

August 13, 2014

In the wake of the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, dealing with mental illness has been at the heart of many discussions.

How can we help friends who are going through bouts of depression? When do we talk to them? When should we leave them alone?

We spoke to Jim Dunn, executive director of Arizona's chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and S.E. Smith, social justice editor at xojane.com.